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National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility Opens in Kansas
The National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) opened in May of 2023 in Manhattan, Kan.
Fermilab Opens Integrated Engineering Research Center
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory opened the $86 million Integrated Engineering Research Center in April of 2023 in Batavia, Ill.
Integrating 21st Century Specialized cGMP Labs into Challenging, Outdated Spaces
Repurposing non-research facilities to house specialized life sciences and therapeutics labs is a growing trend sparked by real estate inventory and the fiscal practicality of renovation rather than new construction. The vacancy rate throughout the United States for lab space in the fourth quarter of 2022 was 6 percent versus 19.5 percent for office space, according to the Jones Lang LaSalle real estate transparency index. The vacancy rates for 2021 were less than 4 percent for labs and approximately 15 percent for offices.
Western Washington University Breaks Ground on Computer Science and Engineering Building
Western Washington University broke ground in March of 2023 on the $73.6 million Kaiser Borsari Hall in Bellingham.
University of South Alabama Plans College of Medicine
The University of South Alabama is planning to construct a $200 million facility for the Frederick P. Whiddon College of Medicine in Mobile.
Missouri S&T Plans Manufacturing Innovation Hub
Missouri University of Science and Technology will begin construction in late summer of 2023 on a $53.4 million manufacturing innovation hub in Rolla.
University of British Columbia Begins Construction on Gateway Building
The University of British Columbia began construction in December of 2022 on the CAD$180 million Gateway Building in Vancouver.
Indiana University Breaks Ground on Medical Education Building
Indiana University broke ground in October of 2022 on the $230 million Medical Education Building in Indianapolis.
LSU Health Shreveport Constructs Medical Education Center with Integrated Biocontainment Lab
Louisiana State University Health Sciences is constructing the $74 million Center for Medical Education in Shreveport.
Auburn University Opens Advanced Classroom and Laboratory Complex
Auburn University opened the $83 million Advanced Classroom and Laboratory Complex (ACLC) in fall of 2022.